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FERGUS FALLS -- Despite piling on 13 hits and 13 runs on the Detroit Lakes baseball team, the Section 8-2A's top-seeded Fergus Falls Otters used a little-less potent weapon in their offensive arsenal to break open the semifi-nal tilt Tuesday -- the bunt. After two scoreless in-nings by DL senior lefty Alex Guetter and trailing 1-0 in Fergus Falls, the Otters put down back-to-back bunts by Alex Hensch and Dan Revering to key a seven-run third inning on their way to a 13-1 victory in five in-nings.
FERGUS FALLS -- Eight runs were definitely a key in the Detroit Lakes baseball team's 8-1 Section 8-2A third-round win over the North's No. 1 seeded Warroad, but it was what didn't happen in the fourth inning which put the Lakers over the hump. What didn't happen was Warroad scoring a run in the fourth, despite having the bases loaded with no outs and DL cling-ing to a 3-0 lead. "That right there was what probably won us the game," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs of the huge missed opportunity by the Warriors.
Once again, the Detroit Lakes football team will have a place to hang their hat. The Heart O'Lakes Conference voted to accept Detroit Lakes' application to join the conference, starting in the 2011 season. The last official step to take is for the DL school board to accept the invite by the HOL Conference. The Lakers became conference-less this year after the folding of the North Country Conference, in which DL has been playing in the last five years. But with the closure of Duluth East High School and the departure of Thief River Falls, the conference folded.
A four-run fourth inning tilted the scales of victory to the No. 2 seeded Detroit Lakes baseball team, after it survived to advance to the second round of the Sub-Section 8-2A playoffs Thursday. The No. 7 Park Rapids Panthers pushed the Lakers the entire tilt, but senior lefty pitcher Alex Guetter pulled out a strong game on the mound to help give the Lakers a close 6-4 victory, along with seven strikeouts. The Panthers outhit the Lakers by a 7-6 margin, but three hits in the decisive fourth inning by DL ended up being the turning point in the game.
There will be a trio of Frazee Hornets competing in the Class 1A state track and field meet Friday and Saturday at Hamline University. Junior Forrest Jackson was able to overcome a heel injury and a sub-par 100-meter dash to finish second in the 200 dash with a time of 23.38, behind Morris' Lincoln Arnold's 23.25. Jackson had to scratch from the long jump due to his heel, while a bronze in third with a time of 11.93 prevented a state berth in the 100 dash.
Detroit Lakes junior Bre Halbur has done it again. For the third time this school year, Halbur has qualified for a state meet, this time the Class 2A state long jump event. Halbur qualified Wednesday in Sauk Rapids during the Section 8-2A long jump finals with a mark of 17-07.25 for second place, behind Alexandria's Rosey Erickson's 17-08. "She looks to be all the way back after her injury from last year," said DL head girls' track and field coach Mike Labine. "She has worked so hard getting back to this point.
SAUK RAPIDS - Detroit Lakes junior Bre Halbur has done it again. For the third time this school year, Halbur has qualified for a state meet, this time the Class 2A state long jump event. Halbur qualified Wednesday in Sauk Rapids during the Section 8-2A long jump finals with a mark of 17-07 for second place, behind Alexandria's Rosey Erickson's 17-08. "She looks to be all the way back after her injury from last year," said DL head girls' track and field coach Mike Labine. "She has worked so hard getting back to this point.
Over the course of the 2010 regular season, the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team proved over and over how much quality depth they had, with eight different players gaining medalist laurels in meets. Well, make that nine -- as not one, but two, Lakers shared medalist honors, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Eighth grader Michael Herzog and junior Connor Hedstrom each fired a one-over par 73 during the Section 8-2A meet at the Longbow Golf Course in Walker Tuesday, which spurred DL's second trip to the state meet.
One hole at a time. Although it was a philosophy which took some patience to follow through on, it worked splendidly for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team, which played each hole with those five words in mind all season long. In the end, it led all the way up to a Class 2A state berth. The Lakers shot near a season-low 335 to win the Section 8-2A meet at Longbow Golf Course in Walker Tuesday and qualify as a team for the Class 2A state meet, June 16-17.
With all four defensive linemen absent from the Lakes Area football lineup Saturday in Brainerd, the Screaming Eagles were forced to implement their ironman scheme. The Eagles' offensive line ended up playing both ways, resulting in each line battle being won decisively in a 24-10 victory over the Lumberjacks. The line play was anchored by such players as John Lubitz, Mark Racine and Robbie Bohn, who opened big rushing lanes for Eagles' running backs, while closing them down on the Lumberjack rushers.